July 2012


Working With Angels

My heart nearly bursts with pride as I hear reports of the increasing involvement of our Adventist churches and schools in their local communities. In almost every issue...


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We were just 30 academy students on our spring music tour, dog-tired as we pulled into our destination for the night. The evening's five-star accommodations had been...



We were just 30 academy students on our spring music tour, dog-tired as we pulled into our destination for the night. The evening's five-star accommodations had been...



Historic ACS Summit Held in Gladstone

The Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACSDR) network of North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) held a historic first meeting with leadership of the...



More on Marriott

I'm sure many were impressed with the fascinating story about Bill Marriott, his faithful tithe...



Chocolate Through the Depression Milton S. Hershey, Tithe-payer (1857–1945)

Although he experimented with cocoa and sugar, his candy-making attempts were far from "sweet." In fact, he had failed so miserably in two candy enterprises, his uncle...



ACCION Conferencia de Upper Columbia Retiro de Mujeres Hispanas MiVoden 2012

"Sembrando Amor" fue el lema del 4to Retiro de la Mujer Hispana en la Asociación de Upper Columbia que se dio cita del 20–23 de Abril en el campamento de MiVoden, situado en Hayden Lake, Idaho.Cerca... More

ACCION Dos Pastores Nuevos en UCC

Robert Amaya nació en Medellín, Colombia, está casado con Mónica Luján y junto educan tres hijos, Juan, Camila y Santiago de 21, 12 y 9 años de edad respectivamente.Actualmente Amaya cursa el... More

Exceptional Nurses, Compassionate Care

Living out Adventist Health's mission of sharing God's love through physical, mental and spiritual healing is a commitment that all hospital staff at Tillamook (Ore.) County General Hospital (TCGH)... More

CHIP Graduates 31 in Homer Alaska

The seventh Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) class was graduated on March 6 in Homer, Alaska, celebrating in CHIP style with an immense table full of healthy-for-life food, including... More

Valdez Church Creates 'Bags of Love' for Domestic Violence Victims

The Valdez (Alaska) Church women's ministries department adopted the local community's Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence Agency and is working with the agency to reach out by providing hand-... More

Caldwell Adventist Elementary Receives Go On Award

Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) was one of 27 schools in Idaho which was recently awarded funds through the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation's Go On Schools initiative, aimed at... More

Happenings Improve Idaho Falls Church Inside and Out

Idaho Falls Church has been busy improving their church inside and out.A garden party and luncheon on May 20 brought together ladies from the church, who planted flowers and plants outside.Inside, a... More

MEA Seniors Project the Mission

For seniors at Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont., much of the second semester is focused on a senior project that requires students to apply four years' worth of academic studies while... More

Hood View Junior Academy Expands Spanish Classes

Habla espanol? The students at Hood View Junior Academy (Boring, Ore.) do! Or, at least they will by next year. Nohemi Marquez has been donating her time this year to teach Spanish for the seventh... More

Students Return to the 18th Century RJA Style

The blacksmith's hammer struck the anvil with a resounding ping as the craftsman fashioned a simple tool, tucking the metal in the forge then bringing it out glowing reddish-orange and sending a... More

Meadow Glade Raises $1,300 for Girl With Leukemia

Students at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., burst into applause as the physical education teacher and principal presented a $1,300 check to a very surprised... More

Grants Pass Students Put 'SPIRIT' into Community Service

There's been plenty of "SPIRIT" this year during Grants Pass (Ore.) Adventist School's monthly community service activities. Students incorporated SPIRIT into their pledge at school:Show love to... More

PAA Fiji Mission Trip Participants Become the Hands and Feet of Christ

Portland (Ore.) Adventist Academy (PAA) students recently returned from a 16-day building and medical mission trip to the Fijian island of Rabi.The students worked with the Jabez Humanitarian... More

NPUC Don Keele Award Funds CAA Field School

When Larry Hiday, Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) biology and chemistry teacher, applied for the North Pacific Union Conference Don Keele Excellence in Education Award this year, he was tempted to... More

RVAA Team Repairs Florida Church

Four adults and 11 students departed Rogue Valley Adventist Academy (RVAA) in Medford, Ore., on a spring break mission to help repair, paint and re-carpet the Fort Myers Spanish Church in Florida.... More

PAES Connects with the Community

The gospel commission to "go into the world and witness for Me" is a challenge that Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES) in Gresham, Ore., has taken seriously for many years. For the past 10... More

Sunnyside Church Supports Homeless Outreach

The Sunnyside Church (Portland, Ore.) Kids in Discipleship (KID) ministry project has provided personal care items to more than 3,600 local homeless people since October 2008.This outreach project... More

Don Keele Award Helps Restore Creek

Two teachers at the Grants Pass (Ore.) Adventist School were awarded the Don Keele Excellence in Education Award. Judi Clark and Angela White were awarded $3,500 for their five-year project of... More

Grants Pass Celebrates Week of Prayer

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Adventist School celebrated its annual spring week of prayer in March — an event made more special by the arrival of Christian Martin, the new associate pastor of the Grants... More

Livingstone Eighth-grader Places 11th in Oregon Geography Contest

A geography question: What is Zambia?That’s the country that borders both Victoria Falls and Lake Tanganyika.How about Salem, Ore.?That’s the hometown of Andrew Tucker, an eighth-grader from... More

MGAES Student Places in Washington Top 100 for National Geographic Bee

Are you smarter than this sixth grader? Try answering one of these questions: In what country is Tungurahua Volcano located? Kerala is to India as San Luis Potos is to what country?While you are... More

WWVA Visits Belize during Spring Break

The Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) mission trip began with a late-night bus ride in March from the academy in College Place, Wash., to the Portland (Ore.) International Airport in time for a 6 a.m... More

ACS of Love Serves Victims of Domestic Violence

Adventist Community Services (ACS) of Love, a ministry of the Moses Lake (Wash.) Church, provides a unique service to the New Hope Domestic Violence Shelter. Most families fleeing domestic violence... More

UCA Celebrates 20 Years of 'HOPE'

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., is celebrating its 20th year of the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Taskforce. HOPE is a community service program in which all the students and... More

Kettle Falls Church Reaches Out to Community

Three successive recent outreach programs brought nearly 100 visitors in contact with ministry from Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church members.Ron Reeves, the church's head deacon, organized Dinner with the... More

UCC Sends Warm Blessings to Guatemalan Families

The Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) distributed a bulletin announcement last November about collecting blankets for a Guatemala mission trip, with a goal of gathering about 50 blankets. The blessings... More

$20,000 Awarded for Diaper Program

The Tri-Cities Diaper Bank (TCDB) recently received a $20,000 grant from the North American Division Adventist Community Services (ACS) to support its work. The TCDB, a ministry of ACS, includes... More

Service Project Benefits Local Schoolchildren

What does being a good neighbor mean? For college students living away from home, the phrase had a new meaning this past school year. Through a service project organized by the Associated Students of... More

Northwest Christian Joins Geography Bee

If you are in the fourth through eighth grades and know the capital of Azerbaijan, you might be contestant-ready for a geography bee.Upper-grade students at Northwest Christian School (Puyallup, Wash... More

Auburn Students Present Peer Mentoring to Elementary Students

Selected Auburn (Wash.) Adventist Academy juniors and seniors just completed the sixth-annual mentoring week of prayer for seventh- and eighth-grade students at nearby Buena Vista Adventist... More

Personalized Adventist Christian Education

Washington Conference wants our schools to be recognized as offering:Personalized — recognizing each individual student and family as special in God's eyes;Adventist — sharing the joy and hope in a... More

Bellingham Integrates Church and School Ministries

Young people at Bellingham (Wash.) Church recently assisted with the Mother's Day service by presenting "Desperate Housewives of the Bible."Three teen girls, including one Baker View Christian School... More

Skagit Mission Trip Is Answer to Prayer

The Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) mission trip to the Dominican Republic in March was a direct answer to prayer — in two ways.When plans for a mission trip to Honduras fell through two months before... More

Students Serve School, Community and Church

The first days following spring break were quiet for some high school students at Skagit Adventist Academy (Burlington, Wash.), as many of their classmates were on a school-sponsored Dominican... More

Cypress School Partners with Northwest Harvest

Cypress Adventist School in Lynnwood, Wash., has a 15-year partnership with Northwest Harvest (NWH), an organization that supplies food items to food banks across the state of Washington.Cypress... More

LCAS Highlights Learning Styles

Dirty faces and grimy hands were a sign kindergarten and first-grade students were in learning mode at Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) in Chehalis, Wash.The younger students, along with their... More